Air Creations, Inc. Blog : Archive for October, 2016

What Might Go Wrong Because of a Clogged Furnace Filter

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Regular maintenance for a furnace is a job entirely for HVAC professionals… almost. It takes training and special equipment to handle tasks such as tightening connections, inspecting heat exchangers, cleaning burners, etc. The one task that you can handle yourself is one that your technician will do during the fall maintenance visit, but which you will need to do on your own for the rest of the winter: regularly changing the furnace filter.

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Is This the Fall to Replace Your Old Furnace?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Whether you use a gas or electric furnace to provide heat to your house for winter, at some point it will need to be replaced with a new heater. The best time to have this heating replacement done is during the fall, so you’ll be ready to handle the first day of cold with a new system that’s ready to go.

But how can you tell if this particular fall is the right one to put the old furnace out to pasture (or the landfill)? It’s a good question, one that people often don’t answer until the furnace suffers a complete breakdown. If you watch for warning signs, you can catch a furnace that’s starting to fail and have a new one installed in time.

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Heat Pump Reminder: They Need Fall Maintenance!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

We’ve already written posts this fall to remind homeowners of the vital importance of scheduling regular maintenance. We can’t emphasize this point enough: with a professional inspection and tune-up, your heater will head into the New Jersey winter with less chance of a malfunction and a higher chance of saving energy.

If you use a heat pump for home comfort, you might wonder if this applies to you. After all, you scheduled maintenance for it in spring. Does it really need a second maintenance call?

The simple answer is, Yes, it absolutely does!

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What Does Preventive Heating Maintenance Actually Prevent?

Monday, October 10th, 2016

This is the time of year when we urge our customers to arrange for routine preventive heating maintenance. (The easiest way to do this is to sign up for our Comfort Plan, which delivers regular heating and air conditioning maintenance along with some other great benefits.) This inspection and tune-up is one of the most useful preparations you can make for your home for the upcoming winter.

If you want to know what preventive means in preventive heating maintenance, we can give you a list of exactly what it prevents:

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Is a Heat Pump Enough to Keep a House Warm in Winter?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

A heat pump offers a homeowner a great option for comfort… as well as a bit of a puzzling dilemma. Heat pumps work in a similar fashion to air conditioners: circulating refrigerant to absorb heat from one location and then releasing it in another. During summer, this means removing heat from inside a home and exhausting it outdoors. When winter arrives, the heat pump switches into heating mode so that it works in the opposite way: removing heat from outside and exhausting it inside.

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